This work is on view.
molded polyurethane over lithograph
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
31 7/8 in x 63 7/8 in x 2 1/2 in
- Inscriptions & Markings
signature/maker's mark: LR "Oldenburg '69"
inscription: BC "Profile Airflow"
- Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary Art
- Object Type
- Credit Line
Gift of Karen and Harry Groth
- Accession Number
© Claes Oldenburg/Coosje Van Bruggen
Beginning in 1965, Claes Oldenburg created a series of works relating to the Chrysler Airflow he recalled from his childhood. For Oldenburg, the automobile is also a surrogate for the human body and an icon of contemporary culture. Here, he updates the modern form of the 1935 automobile with the plastics technology of the sixties.
1996 Signs of the Times Portland Art Museum